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Lucy Wood - Lead Coach


Lucy was part of the Great Britain Women's Hockey Squad from 2014-2017.  She won a Silver medal with Team England at the Glasgow Commonwealth Games 2014 and in 2015 made her Great Britain debut in Spain.  She currently plays her club hockey with Guildford Hockey Club in the National Conference Outdoor League and National Premier Indoor League.

Coaching Experience:

  • Lead coach of Flame Hockey Academy - 7 years (2016-present) including successful holiday camps, schools masterclasses and private coaching

  • Guildford HC - England Hockey Talent Academy Coach (present), Head coach U16A and U13A Girls (2020-present)

  • Horsham HC - part-time work with Ladies 4/5s and Juniors around GB playing commitments (2014-16)

  • Westside Wolves, Perth, Australia - Head Coach of Junior teams and role of Junior Club Coach Mentor (2017)

  • University of Connecticut - Guest Coach (2018)

  • Coached at numerous camps and junior hockey programmes across the UK since 2015.

Lucy holds an enhanced DBS, she is fully insured by England Hockey and currently completing the Great Britain Advanced Coaching Programme.

Lucy is a qualified Physiotherapist and Personal Trainer too with experience of working with players of all ages, both in club and school environments.

Lucy is extremely passionate about working with players on their strength and conditioning, technical skills, mindset and tactical knowledge whilst always making sure enjoyment is at the heart of every session.


"Hockey has always been a big part of my life from the day I picked up a hockey stick at 6yrs old to now being a player in the top league in the country.  My career begun at school alongside playing for my local hockey clubs including Bury St Edmunds and Cambridge City.

At 16yrs old I made the U16 England Squad and then continued through the National Age group squads at U18 and U21 level.  I've been fortunate enough to play at some of the biggest clubs including Surbiton and East Grinstead.

Alongside my playing career I have always enjoyed coaching and helping develops the games of upcoming athletes.  Whether that is teaching them new skills, the importance of team cohesion and most importantly creating a fun engaging environment within which they can learn.  My passion alongside coaching is Sport Psychology, where I love to learn and adopt new styles and innovative approaches of coaching.  I am always looking for the next challenge!"

Lucy Holder - Assistant Coach

Mike Wood - Assistant Coach


Mike is currently part of the Senior Wales Men's Squad and is hoping to represent his country at the Paris 2024 Olympic Games.

He also plays his club hockey at East Grinstead HC in the Men's Premier Division.

Alongside his playing career at elite level, he coaches junior and senior teams every week at Guildford HC and Epsom College. He had a very successful season with the Ladies 3s at Guildford last season, coaching them to a well-earned promotion.

We are very lucky to have Mike as part of the Flame Hockey Academy coaching team!

Lauren Martin - Assistant Coach

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Alex Rooney - GK Coach

Charlotte Gammon - Assistant Coach

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